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#2112083 Future Content Updates Discussion - What do you want to see?

Posted Alleji on 08 December 2012 - 05:51 PM

Patch notes:

- New exclusive holiday skins from Black Lion Chests
- Additional ways to acquire new ascended items through mystic forge (requires 50 ectos, ofc) and as random drops from dragon chests (0.001%)
- Ascended mystic awesome stones available from the gem store that greatly increase your chances of getting ascended items out of the forge (oh, of course you're not guaranteed these new items! That would just be silly!) Zommoros loves stones! mmm, stones.
- More awesome adventures with Destiny's Edge and Trahearne await you in all-new dungeons locked behind bugged events. Just in case you didn't get enough of Logan's butthurt in the first place!
- Added New kind of boosts to the gem store, such as salvaging booster and gathering booster.
- Added more town clothes and costumes. Put your costumes to good use in paid costume brawl tournaments that you can enter using tournament tickets and win exciting prizes (such as Kill Streak Exp boosters, Black Lion logging axes and Black Lion Keys to open more chests for more town clothes!)
- Character advancement past level 80. You can craft charms from karka shells, ectos and 250 t6 fine crafting materials that you can carry in your inventory for a small stat boost.
- More epic one-time events so people can lag through experience the epic awesomeness
- Mounts (and flying ones too). See Tyria from above for the first time! Mounts don't increase your character's power and aren't useable in WvW or sPvP so it's okay to sell these in the gem store.
- Player housing in your home instance. Embark on a thrilling journey to build your own home! Gather ancient wood planks, orichalcum ore, and other structural materials, like globs of ectoplasm to glue it all together. Keeping to our philosophy of catering to players from all walks of life, we are also adding an option to take out a mortgage from Black Lion Trading Company, which will automatically take gold from your bank for the next 25 years.  
- Giant enemy crabs Nevermind. We already have those.

#2100894 Where has everyone gone?

Posted Babylon on 29 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

My guild is the same. We started with 20+ people playing all the time and not one of them has been online for about a month now. So to anyone who says that threads like this are nonsense - it's a pretty big coincidence that so many guilds are experiencing the same thing isn't it? You can nay-say all you like but the fact is people are steadily dropping out of a game that just a few months ago was the best thing since sliced WoW.

I myself haven't played properly since before Halloween; I just got bored and I never even got past level 25. It's difficult to tell exactly what went wrong for me seeing as I haven't been affected by any of ANet's changes that they promised they wouldn't do but it's like the game's missing something.

Long-ass explanation:

#2073312 No Guild Wars in Guild Wars 2?

Posted Darth The Xx on 12 November 2012 - 02:09 AM

And once again people gloss over the fact that Guild Wars was named after "The Guild Wars", an event which took place before the timeline of GW. The name has actually nothing to do with GvG http://wiki.guildwar.../The_Guild_Wars

#1997672 Show Off Your Thief!

Posted Ravrohan on 06 October 2012 - 02:53 PM

Going for a mix of the knight and the assassin look, In Kormir's colors.  I still want T2 pants and T3 to complete the look.  I'll probably use Inquest guantlets when I can get a group for runs.
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#2047957 The Eternal Puzzle ~ Harass Or Pass?

Posted infymys on 28 October 2012 - 12:31 PM

It's a PvP zone.  I give no free passes nor expect any.  Kill or be killed.

#2041549 Why do you all still play this game?

Posted ilr on 25 October 2012 - 07:24 AM

(personal definition exception exists for the following post:  Skinner proceedures in the sense of doing the same things but recieving different outcomes... very common in the gameplay of certain "addictive" games these days)

View Postdirkaderpa, on 25 October 2012 - 05:36 AM, said:

Just wondering, the game seems to have a decent population still, but I'm wondering what draws you to the game? I want to see what you see in this game... I've found myself bored to tears at lvl 50 and can't get myself to play it again after putting it down a month ago. All the content felt very samey, very easy, and you never felt like you were progressing due side-kicking backwards and the fact that every zone has monsters and events of the exact same difficulty regardless of your level. You cycle through items, but functionally all that's happening is sometimes your items look cool, sometimes they look lame. It basically played like skyrim except with random mmo elements, like an unnaturally large amount of creatures derping around, and you only getting experience by doing events or unfinished hearts.

Also, I don't see any compelling reason to play structured pvp over a moba like Dota 2, which does what GW2 is trying to do much better.

Fun is basically a non-answer that people who can't quantify things very well usually echo back with so I won't use that b/c I'm actually confident in an ability to see holistic composition.  I think it.... gives a progressive task (exploring vast new geometry, acquiring components) that is Relaxing and very wide-open, while having a much more cohesive pacing than your standard derp sessions in LOL or your Tryhard sessions in valve's very competitive CC fest varient.  Those are fine games too for people who like to grind the same bots day after day after day or complicate their PvP /w rock-scissors-dynamite.  But the scenery in them never changes even if the fights all feel like they're happening in different contexts all the time.   It really comes down to how one seeks validation.  Do you prefer getting lost in Theorycraft & minmaxxing as opposed to the actual grounding reality of practical application in a more nuanced environment?

The strategies are still the same.  Even the gameplay can be similar.  The combat has plenty of depth as well.  Anet just did such an exhaustive job of boiling everything down and stripping away certain Skinner-Box elements that a lot of people honestly think they're playing an inferior product simply b/c it doesn't stimulate compulsion centers the same way.  To someone like me who always recognized those elements and felt them directly in other games, it doesn't feel any different here.  To people who interpret the skinnerian illusion of other games as "Immersion", spending 7 years playing GW1 off and on, would have been unthinkable as well yet I did...  I think all of us who did and still play this, subscribe to a different validation structure entirely, especially us PvE'ers. (in my case, associative structure based on predictable outcomes to serve other players instead of direct competitive achievement or "gamble-raiding").

It's inherent, I don't think there is any "aha moments" where someone can just enjoy a certain playstyle that they never liked before unless they were already taking steps to change their whole lifestyle and the way they approach their own motives.  If it happens at all, then it's probably over time & due to them just getting older or more mature.  ...or the even more likely answer: some people have been directly conditioned against making that transition back to more simplified stimuli

#2041068 When did Guild Wars players turn in to such whiners?

Posted Echou on 24 October 2012 - 11:29 PM

View PostShayne Hawke, on 24 October 2012 - 11:23 PM, said:

I got you a present, OP.  Try it sometime.

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...Aaaanyway, I agree with the complaint corner. But it should be for CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM though, baseless whining belongs to the trashcan.

#2037064 Why I'm underwhelmed with GW2's Halloween event so far.

Posted Waar Kijk Je Naar on 23 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

Only reason I'm underwhelmed so far is because I haven't heard any Mad King jokes yet.

#2036584 Banned from official forum for discussing low chest drop chance

Posted Runkleford on 23 October 2012 - 06:56 AM

What's to discuss on this thread? Either it's boo ANET sucks. Or Boo you must have been a jerk to deserve that ban. Either way there's no point to this thread.

#2030020 JQ v SBI v IoJ - Fresh Meat

Posted randomtinky on 19 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

SBI v JQ v WhatsLeftOfHoDWhoTransferredToIoJ

Nothing new here folks, move along.

#2021671 How one clever player removed the blight that is RUIN from ET

Posted Soulstitchmmo on 15 October 2012 - 11:07 PM

View PostVoison, on 15 October 2012 - 10:07 PM, said:

You keep making posts like "Freelancer begged ruin to come over". OK great, please post some proof he did, because so far you just seem like some conspiracy nut with a personal grudge with freelancer.

Here you go:
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#2016776 Another alliance bites the dust

Posted Gankfest on 13 October 2012 - 11:41 PM


Deep hurt over being lied too and clinging to failed shoulders for so long, leaving you bitter and in need of venting frustration.

How'd I go at understanding?

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#2016147 Congratulations Jade Quarry

Posted forever on 13 October 2012 - 05:55 PM

I think it's time for JQ guilds to declare victory and retire.

#2014056 JQQ vs Derpravi vs Stormpuffs - Tier of Tears: Reborn

Posted Aakek on 12 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

Obviously someone missed the memo.. JQ has won and is retiring now.

#2013664 JQQ vs Derpravi vs Stormpuffs - Tier of Tears: Reborn

Posted Guardian of the Light on 12 October 2012 - 04:22 PM

I think we should break out the WvW thread drinking game! It works for all match-up threads!

Take a drink someone:

-complains about getting double-teamed
  -take an extra drink if the post above him/her is from another server complaining about the same thing

-Asks to team-up against the top server

-Says that someone hacked the orb
   -extra drink if a screenshot is included!

-Complains about invisible players

-Calls any server by they're derogatory name (i.e. Stormbufs, Isle of Jantears, etc)

-someone posts a wvw video with corny music

Every time there's an argument between 2 players take a drink for each post made by each player

Finish your drink if:

-A mod posts in the thread, deletes some posts and tells everyone to calm down

-A mod locks the thread

-Someone posts any WvW montage with dubstep

-Anet posts in the thread for any reason

-Any alliance falls apart while the thread is still going

Am I missing any rules or did I manage to remember all them?